We are currently in the worst refugee crisis of our time. Perhaps you have been asking how you, how we, might be able to help. RefugeeOne wants to help us discover some answers and places to start. There are a myriad of ways our congregation could help.
Join the Community Renewal Society for celebration, worship, music, the launching of the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement, and more…at the Annual Membership Assembly.
In the 2 1/2 years that I have participated with JFON, I have seen us provide the most practical help to low-income immigrants. This has included mothers trying to reunite with their children being detained near the border, and LGBTs seeking asylum here from harsh situations in their home countries.
This month’s Social Justice Offering will be collected on Sunday, September 13th to support the work of Faith in Place.
In the past, many of you and/or your churches have been involved in actions to preserve public housing at Lathrop Homes. Some of you have marched in Las Posadas at Lathrop Homes. Others have met with elected officials asking them to oppose CHA’s plans for Lathrop. And many have stood up for the Keep the Promise Ordinance that would hold the CHA accountable to their mission.
“The act of repentance is a turning away from former actions that lead to death, division and destruction and called into a new relationship that breaths and gives life. I hope this call for action leads us to see the injustices, disadvantages and absence of relationships across race in both congregational life and society,” said Roberts.
The work is as varied as the states. From restoring relations with Cuba to child nutrition to anti-human trafficking work to clean energy education, ELCA Lutherans are there serving God & neighbor.
The next meeting of the LSEA will take place on Tuesday, August 25, at 6:30 pm. St. Luke’s (2701 N. Francisco) offered to host the meeting. Once again, everyone is encouraged to bring food to share.
The Metro Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is excited to invite you to join Bishop Eaton and Cindy Halmarson (Area Program Director for MENA and Europe) in a national teleconference this May. Bishop Eaton and Cindy will share about their January 2015 pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel and our ELCA
In addition to serving just under 2,000 youth and families each year, the services we offer give back to the community at-large and foster a safe and respectful space for all individuals regardless of their background. What I respect most about LCN and our work is our philosophy of harm-reduction and housing first, where we meet individuals where they are at in their lives and know that stable housing is the first step in stabilizing one’s life.